Grammy-Nominated Artist And Trans Icon Sophie Passes Away At 34

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Trans icon Sophie death: The Grammy-nominated musician Sophie passed away at the age of 34. Her management company confirmed that the artist succumbed to a sudden at 4 am in her Athens home.  

The statement released by her management said that respect and privacy for her family is their priority and urged people to treat the “private nature” of the news with sensitivity. 

 “A pioneer of a new sound, one of the most influential artists in the last decade. Not only for ingenious production and creativity but also for the message and visibility that was achieved. An icon of liberation,” the statement added. 

Sophie, a Transgender icon 

Sophie identified as a transgender and spoke at length on Transgender rights during the course of her lifetime. In her interview with the Paper magazine, she had said that she believes transness is about taking control, to bring one’s body more in line with soul and spirit “so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive.” 

She said, “It means you’re not a mother or a father – you’re an individual who’s looking at the world and feeling the world.”

She was born and brought up in Glasgow and started her musical career in 2013 when she dropped her debut Nothing More to Say. She went to make more music in the electric genre. Her 2018 album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, got nominated for a Grammy award in best dance/electronic album category and was also one of the year’s best-reviewed releases in any genre. 

She made music which was heavily influenced by trans music and found itself in the informed pop genre. In 2015, she wrote Bitch I’m Madonna with Madonna herself. She also collaborated with Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Let’s Eat Grandma, rapper Vince Staples and many more artists.  

According to a report, the Queens and Christine paid tribute to the late artist and called her a ” steller producer, a visionary, a reference. She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman.”

“I can’t believe she is gone. We need to honour and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers,” they added.